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The University received 42,093 early action and early decision applications for first-year admission to the Class of 2028, marking a 3.4 percent increase from the 40,713 early applications received for the Class of 2027. Applications — which were due by Nov. 1 — included 10,593 Virginians and 29,334 out-of-state applicants.
As part of the “Great and Good” 2030 strategic plan, the University launched a pan-university entrepreneurship initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to help students, faculty, and alumni advance their entrepreneurial goals with more opportunities and resources, according to UVA Today.
The Board of Visitors’ Advancement Committee discussed growth in philanthropic fundraising and the success of the Honor the Future campaign during the Friday meeting. The Board also highlighted progress in fundraising for student scholarships and faculty endowments under Bicentennial funds.
The Darden School of Business is introducing ten new courses this academic year covering a range of topics, including marketing, entrepreneurship, the entertainment industry and writing. The new courses incorporate writing skill and the study of the arts into some of the department’s offerings.
Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted to approve implementation of a new pay structure and compensation policy for all City employees. Through the new policy, which was approved Aug. 22, Council is focusing on increasing pay equity and transparency. Under the plan, city employees will see 25 new pay grades, ranging between approximately $16 and $118 per hour.
Dorms bustled with students pushing carts, parents carrying twin XL bedding sets and even football players volunteering to lift heavy mini fridges as the Class of 2027 entered Grounds this fall. Close to 4,000 first-year students found new homes across 27 buildings during a hectic yet exhilarating process.
A new group of fourth-year students moved into the 54 historic rooms lining the Lawn in the heart of Grounds last weekend. Those living on the Lawn — widely known as “Lawnies” — take on the long-standing responsibility of helping cultivate its welcoming environment for all members of the University community.
The University remains committed to diversity in every dimension, including race, University President Jim Ryan and Ian Baucom, executive vice president and provost, said in a joint email statement to the University community regarding two upcoming Supreme Court cases that deal with affirmative action policies in the context of university admissions.
Students are forced to find accommodations for graduation a year in advance — and pay room rates approximately double the standard price — as a result of hotels reaching capacity months in advance for graduation weekend. In fact, many Charlottesville hotels have been fully booked for a calendar year prior to the Class of 2023 graduation.
Third-year College student Morgan Hughes will serve as the sole Housing and Residence Life chair for the upcoming 2023-24 school year after her previous co-chair, third-year College student Roshan Baddeliyanage, elected to leave the position and take a room on the Lawn for his fourth year.
The Board of Visitors’ Audit, Compliance, and Risk Committee reviewed findings of the most recent audit and planned to increase efficiency in financial reporting during its Thursday 1:45 meeting. The Committee also approved changes to the U.Va. Athletics Compliance Charter and discussed cybersecurity and IT concerns in a closed session.
Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds and other University officials, including University Police Chief Tim Longo, have drafted a bill that would outlaw carrying a firearm at state-owned colleges. Under the proposed bill, any individual convicted of possessing a firearm on University property would be subject to a class one misdemeanor.
Monticello launched a pilot program this academic year that allows free admission for all undergraduate and graduate students at the University and Piedmont Virginia Community College for the 2022-23 academic year. Students with valid student IDs can reserve free tickets for either the self-guided tour or the Gardens and Grounds pass, which typically cost $32 and $22 per adult, respectively.
The University released the 2022 Annual Fire Safety and Security Report Friday. The report outlines crime statistics from 2019 to 2021 and demonstrates an increase aggravated assault, robberies and sexual harrasment within the last year.
Originally due Oct. 12, Housing and Residence Life has extended the deadline to apply to be a resident advisor through Friday in hopes of encouraging even more candidates to contribute to on-Grounds housing communities.